The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 510 504 464
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -40
Contract jobs citing SMTP 116 113 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 1.38% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 67 73
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £207 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £26.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 - £15.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.55

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 112 £375 +24.65% 45
London +23 38 £390 +11.42% 14
South East -21 33 £350 +16.66% 13
North West -12 20 £425 +123.68% 2
City of London +7 12 £379 +47.80% 3
Berkshire -1 11 £390 +73.33% 5
West Sussex - 10 £350 -
Crawley - 9 £350 -
Reading -5 8 £380 +52.00% 4
West Midlands -6 7 £300 - 2
Hampshire -26 6 £413 +37.12% 1
Manchester - 6 £445 - 2
North East - 6 £300 - 1
Cheshire -4 5 £400 +110.52%
Tyne and Wear - 5 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £300 -
Warrington - 5 £400 -
Worcestershire - 5 - -
Milton Keynes -5 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £350 - 3
Newport - 4 £400 -
South Wales - 4 £400 -
Lancashire - 4 £408 -
Blackpool - 4 £408 -
Redditch - 4 - -
Wales - 4 £400 -
East of England -3 3 £475 +58.33% 3
Sunderland - 3 £300 -
Yorkshire -28 2 £344 -23.61% 1
Midlands - 2 £500 -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 124 (53.91%) DNS
2 113 (49.13%) Windows
3 87 (37.83%) Firewall
4 84 (36.52%) HTTP
5 75 (32.61%) Linux
6 72 (31.30%) Cisco
6 72 (31.30%) VMware
7 68 (29.57%) Microsoft
8 67 (29.13%) ITIL
9 65 (28.26%) SSL
9 65 (28.26%) TCP/IP
10 64 (27.83%) FTP
10 64 (27.83%) Active Directory
11 59 (25.65%) VPN
12 58 (25.22%) WAN
12 58 (25.22%) UNIX
12 58 (25.22%) SQL
13 56 (24.35%) LAN
13 56 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 53 (23.04%) SNMP
15 41 (17.83%) SAN
15 41 (17.83%) Security Cleared
16 38 (16.52%) Python
17 37 (16.09%) Internet
18 36 (15.65%) Perl
18 36 (15.65%) DHCP
19 34 (14.78%) CheckPoint
19 34 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
20 33 (14.35%) SQL Server
21 31 (13.48%) Solaris

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (13.04%) Apache
2 28 (12.17%) IIS
3 25 (10.87%) MS Exchange
4 21 (9.13%) SharePoint
5 17 (7.39%) Tomcat
6 16 (6.96%) WebSphere
7 11 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (3.48%) IBM Notes
10 8 (3.48%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (3.04%) JBoss
12 6 (2.61%) CICS
12 6 (2.61%) Lync
13 5 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.74%) CMS
14 4 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.13%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.78%) MS Office
4 10 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.48%) SaaS
3 6 (2.61%) Office 365
3 6 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.74%) PaaS
5 3 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.87%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (53.91%) DNS
2 87 (37.83%) Firewall
3 84 (36.52%) HTTP
4 65 (28.26%) TCP/IP
4 65 (28.26%) SSL
5 64 (27.83%) FTP
6 59 (25.65%) VPN
7 58 (25.22%) WAN
8 56 (24.35%) LAN
9 53 (23.04%) SNMP
10 41 (17.83%) SAN
11 37 (16.09%) Internet
12 36 (15.65%) DHCP
13 29 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (10.43%) MPLS
15 20 (8.70%) LDAP
15 20 (8.70%) Wireshark
15 20 (8.70%) Network Security
16 15 (6.52%) SSH
16 15 (6.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.74%) MySQL
3 17 (7.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.78%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.78%) Big Data
6 8 (3.48%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.61%) SQLite
8 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.74%) InfluxDB
9 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.30%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.30%) DataStage
11 2 (0.87%) Sybase ASA
11 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (7.39%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.96%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.52%) Subversion
4 7 (3.04%) JIRA
4 7 (3.04%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.04%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.61%) NUnit
6 5 (2.17%) Selenium
6 5 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.74%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.74%) JUnit
8 3 (1.30%) Ant
8 3 (1.30%) JMeter
8 3 (1.30%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.30%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.30%) YourKit
8 3 (1.30%) JConsole
8 3 (1.30%) VisualVM
General
1 31 (13.48%) Finance
2 15 (6.52%) Banking
3 11 (4.78%) Military
4 8 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.04%) Back Office
5 7 (3.04%) Retail
6 5 (2.17%) Legal
7 4 (1.74%) Front Office
7 4 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Marketing
9 2 (0.87%) Billing
9 2 (0.87%) Law
9 2 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (12.61%) Administrator
2 25 (10.87%) Developer
3 23 (10.00%) Architect
4 21 (9.13%) Analyst
5 20 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (7.39%) Network Engineer
6 17 (7.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (6.52%) Consultant
8 13 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (3.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.04%) Network Support
10 7 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.61%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.61%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.61%) Designer
12 5 (2.17%) Firewall Specialist
12 5 (2.17%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.48%) Web Services
2 16 (6.96%) .NET
3 13 (5.65%) HTML
4 12 (5.22%) CSS
5 11 (4.78%) XML
6 10 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.48%) JDBC
7 8 (3.48%) Middleware
8 7 (3.04%) jQuery
9 6 (2.61%) Django
9 6 (2.61%) JMS
10 5 (2.17%) SOAP
10 5 (2.17%) EDIFACT
10 5 (2.17%) SAP XI
10 5 (2.17%) Ajax
10 5 (2.17%) WCF
10 5 (2.17%) REST
10 5 (2.17%) 802.1X
11 4 (1.74%) Sensu
11 4 (1.74%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.30%) Clustering
1 26 (11.30%) PKI
2 23 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 22 (9.57%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.48%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.48%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.04%) Statistics
7 6 (2.61%) VSAM
7 6 (2.61%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (2.61%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.17%) Replication
9 4 (1.74%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.30%) CESG
10 3 (1.30%) EFT
11 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.87%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.87%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 113 (49.13%) Windows
2 75 (32.61%) Linux
3 58 (25.22%) UNIX
4 34 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (13.48%) Solaris
6 28 (12.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (7.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (6.52%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.91%) CentOS
10 8 (3.48%) Debian
11 6 (2.61%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.61%) zOS
12 5 (2.17%) AIX
13 4 (1.74%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.74%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.30%) Android
14 3 (1.30%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.13%) ITIL
2 24 (10.43%) Load Balancing
3 23 (10.00%) Project Management
4 20 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (6.96%) Service Management
5 16 (6.96%) Capacity Management
6 15 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 15 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (6.52%) Patch Management
7 14 (6.09%) DevOps
8 13 (5.65%) Data Analytics
8 13 (5.65%) Analytics
8 13 (5.65%) E-Discovery
9 12 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.35%) Problem Management
10 10 (4.35%) OO
10 10 (4.35%) TDD
10 10 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (3.91%) SIEM
12 8 (3.48%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.22%) SQL
2 38 (16.52%) Python
3 36 (15.65%) Perl
4 29 (12.61%) Java
5 28 (12.17%) PowerShell
6 24 (10.43%) C
7 19 (8.26%) Shell Script
7 19 (8.26%) C++
8 14 (6.09%) C#
9 13 (5.65%) JavaScript
10 11 (4.78%) Ruby
10 11 (4.78%) PHP
11 8 (3.48%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.48%) VBScript
12 7 (3.04%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.61%) VB.NET
14 5 (2.17%) VB
15 4 (1.74%) VBA
15 4 (1.74%) FQL
16 3 (1.30%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 41 (17.83%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.74%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (7.83%) CCNA
6 16 (6.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (5.22%) CCNP
8 11 (4.78%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.35%) CCSE
9 10 (4.35%) Degree
10 9 (3.91%) CCENT
11 6 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.61%) MCP
11 6 (2.61%) MCITP
12 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 5 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (2.17%) CCSA
13 4 (1.74%) RHCE
13 4 (1.74%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.91%) SLA
3 7 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 64 (27.83%) Active Directory
2 56 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.57%) vSphere
4 20 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.65%) NFS
6 11 (4.78%) XenApp
7 9 (3.91%) XenDesktop
8 8 (3.48%) vCloud
9 7 (3.04%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.61%) RACF
10 6 (2.61%) Sendmail
10 6 (2.61%) Snort
10 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (2.61%) Time Sharing Option
10 6 (2.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 5 (2.17%) HDFS
11 5 (2.17%) Postfix
12 4 (1.74%) Varnish
12 4 (1.74%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 15 (6.52%) Puppet
2 14 (6.09%) Nagios
3 10 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.91%) MOM
5 8 (3.48%) SCOM
6 7 (3.04%) MIMEsweeper
6 7 (3.04%) logstash
7 6 (2.61%) zSecure
7 6 (2.61%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (2.61%) WSUS
7 6 (2.61%) OMEGAMON
7 6 (2.61%) Cacti
8 5 (2.17%) Zenoss
9 4 (1.74%) Kibana
9 4 (1.74%) ARCserve
9 4 (1.74%) SELinux
10 3 (1.30%) OpenAM
10 3 (1.30%) Ansible
10 3 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 72 (31.30%) Cisco
1 72 (31.30%) VMware
2 68 (29.57%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.78%) CheckPoint
4 30 (13.04%) IBM
5 28 (12.17%) NetApp
6 27 (11.74%) Juniper
7 26 (11.30%) Citrix
8 24 (10.43%) Oracle
8 24 (10.43%) HP
9 20 (8.70%) Dell
10 16 (6.96%) Red Hat
11 15 (6.52%) Brocade
12 13 (5.65%) Clearswift
12 13 (5.65%) CA
12 13 (5.65%) CommVault
13 12 (5.22%) F5
14 11 (4.78%) Aruba
15 10 (4.35%) EMC
16 9 (3.91%) Sybase
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